Advanced technology has influenced every sector of the industry, including the tools professionals use on the job each and every day. Whether it’s new support systems for raised floors, leveling systems or apps designed to make life easier for installers, all segments of the industry are seeing advancements never thought even imaginable only a short time ago.
Companies continue to raise the bar regarding services offered, featuring new, state-of-the-art websites that allow visitors to easily choose the best solutions, noted Dennis Bordin, CEO, Progress Profiles. “Surfing on our page, it is possible to look for services, solutions and vision of the firm; moreover, responsive design and contents are mobile-friendly, so optimized for any devices, vital to keep and attract all kinds of customers.”
As James Harrington, director of technical services for Schluter noted, savvy contractors and installers want to use the latest technology to their advantage and make their business more successful. “Mobile apps are becoming essential for accessing information and tools on the go, thereby reducing trips back and forth between the job site, client homes and offices, designers and retail locations. All of this adds up to more time working and greater financial success.
“The right technology can also improve the quality of communications,” he added. “By showing a client a photo or video on a mobile device, they can get a much clearer understanding of the work that is going to be done and how it will look in the end. This can lead to better scheduling, fewer change orders because of misunderstandings, and ultimately a happier customer.
“Finally,” he concluded, “the right app can actually be a tool and help to measure a room and estimate and record material requirements.” The following is a look at some of these new, technologically advanced products.
Tools, accessories and apps
1 MK Diamond Products
3 Schluter Systems
Louis Iannaco is a contributing editor to TileLetter magazine.